WATCH LIVE: Czech Republic vs. Slovakia to determine U.S. men’s hockey quarterfinal opponent

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The Canadian and U.S. men’s hockey teams will learn of their quarterfinal opponents after two noon ET qualification playoff games:

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY – Qualification playoffs

Switzerland vs. Latvia: 12 p.m. ET – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

Czech Republic vs. Slovakia: 12 p.m. ET (NBCSN) – CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

The winner of Czech Republic vs. Slovakia will face the United States. Slovakia would get a chance to gain revenge after the United States opened the tournament with a 7-1 onslaught. After a rocky start, the Czech Republic looks a bit more composed, but both seem like wild card opponents.

Latvia – Switzerland seems like a more lopsided matchup on paper, as many expect the Swiss to advance and maybe even give the Canadians a tough test in the quarterfinal round. They only beat Latvia 1-0 in group play, however, so the Swiss would be foolish to be overconfident.